History VideoGame / OdinSphere

22nd Mar '17 8:25:19 AM SpectralTime
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* ArtifactOfDoom: The Cauldron, which not only helpfully [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver pulses with evil red light]], but serves as a catalyst for the wars that consume the world, and [[spoiler: drains the very life out of the universe via its creation of psyphers]]. King Valentine also boasts in Armageddon that these wars were AllForNothing, as he has cursed the Cauldron to [[spoiler: turn anyone but him who tries to use it into a pooka]].
22nd Mar '17 1:35:53 AM Vegabond
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** Mercedes, technically, given that the first time she sees [[spoiler: Ingway's human form]], she's quite clearly smitten.

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** Mercedes, technically, given that the first time she sees [[spoiler: Ingway's human form]], she's quite clearly smitten. Ironically in the ''Little Fairy Queen'' manga, it's heavily implied that [[spoiler: Ingway]] fell in love with Mercedes when he got a good look at her during their first meeting.
22nd Mar '17 1:11:56 AM Vegabond
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Has also spawned an ongoing spin-off manga, ''Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir ~Little Fairy Queen~''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It focuses on who you'd expect.]]
27th Feb '17 1:56:08 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Many alternate Armageddon scenes have [[spoiler :a dying Ingway backstabbing one of the Three Wise Men]].

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** Many alternate Armageddon scenes have [[spoiler :a [[spoiler:a dying Ingway backstabbing one of the Three Wise Men]].
27th Feb '17 1:31:58 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** The Prophecies state that [[spoiler: only two humans will survive the Armageddon and rule the new world, indeed only two humans survived, Gwendolyn and Oswald; Cornelius and Velvet were not humans anymore, then again all other races, including Pookas, died as well and a millennia later Velvet and Cornelius became human again, so they are just that good at avoiding fate]].

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** The Prophecies state that [[spoiler: only two humans will survive the Armageddon and rule the new world, indeed only two humans survived, Gwendolyn and Oswald; Cornelius and Velvet were not humans anymore, then again all other races, including Pookas, died as well and a millennia later Velvet and Cornelius became human again, so they are just that good at avoiding fate]]. On the other hand, exactly how "exact" the words are is questionable as [[spoiler:Gwendolyn isn't a human, she's a Valkyrie (an Aesir), but apparently that's human enough]].



* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: During the Armageddon sequence, not only does the narrative require you to use specific characters for each of the bosses, their style plays to the matchup. Most obviously: Mercedes can safely attack King Onyx from afar with her crossbow and the platforming sequence against the Cauldron was designed with Velvet's jump physics in mind.

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* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: During the Armageddon sequence, not only does the narrative require you to use specific characters for each of the bosses, their style plays to the matchup. Most obviously: Mercedes [[spoiler:Mercedes can safely attack King Onyx from afar with her crossbow and the platforming sequence against the Cauldron was designed with Velvet's jump physics in mind.mind]].
24th Feb '17 5:04:07 PM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: Do ''not'' spend Valentinian commemorative coins (the highest denomination of coin) anywhere except at Pooka restaurants. The remaster reworks the currency system so that the Pooka restaurants are now the only place you ''can'' spend Valentinian coins, removing the risk.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent: Do ''not'' spend Valentinian commemorative coins (the highest denomination of coin) anywhere except at Pooka restaurants. The remaster reworks the currency system so that the Pooka restaurants are now the only place you ''can'' spend Valentinian coins, removing the risk.
17th Feb '17 5:52:40 AM gewunomox
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The nation of Valentine used to be a prosperous kingdom, until its greedy King held control over a magical relic called the "Crystallization Cauldron". He used it to conquer the nearby nations, but eventually lost control of it and watched as it destroyed his kingdom almost overnight.

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The nation of Valentine used to be a prosperous kingdom, until its greedy King held control over a magical relic called the "Crystallization Cauldron". He used it to conquer the nearby nations, but eventually lost control of it it, and watched as it destroyed his kingdom almost overnight.



* Oswald, the fearsome Shadow Knight who has a contract with the Queen Of The Dead for immense power in exchange for his soul.
* Velvet, one of the [[LastOfHerKind last survivors]] of the kingdom of Valentine who tries to avert the disasters of the coming Armaggedon.

Aside from its multiple playable characters and connected story, ''Odin Sphere'' is notable for its high-quality 2D art, in an age of 3D UsefulNotes/PolygonalGraphics. The game's story, characters and other tropes were heavily inspired by Myth/NorseMythology, and especially Creator/RichardWagner's ''[[Theatre/DerRingDesNibelungen Der Ring des Nibelungen]]''.

An UpdatedRerelease, ''Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir'', was released for [=PS3=], [=PS4=] and UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita on January 14th, 2016 in Japan and in June that year in other territories. It features UsefulNotes/HighDefinition graphics and the ability to switch from the classic gameplay mechanics to revamped ones based on ''Odin Sphere'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}s, ''VideoGame/MuramasaTheDemonBlade'' and ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown''.

Previews: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo11vp8cd_8 Japanese Reveal Trailer]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1-79TS8dJU US Reveal Trailer]]

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* Oswald, the fearsome Shadow Knight who has a contract with the Queen Of The of the Dead for immense power in exchange for his soul.
* Velvet, one of the [[LastOfHerKind last survivors]] of the kingdom of Valentine who tries to avert the disasters of the coming Armaggedon.

Armageddon.

Aside from its multiple playable characters and connected story, ''Odin Sphere'' is notable for its high-quality 2D art, in an age of 3D UsefulNotes/PolygonalGraphics. The game's story, characters characters, and other tropes were heavily inspired by Myth/NorseMythology, and especially Creator/RichardWagner's ''[[Theatre/DerRingDesNibelungen Der Ring des Nibelungen]]''.

''Theatre/DerRingDesNibelungen''.

An UpdatedRerelease, ''Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir'', was released for [=PS3=], [=PS4=] [=PS4=], and UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita on January 14th, 2016 in Japan and in June that year in other territories. It features UsefulNotes/HighDefinition graphics and the ability to switch from the classic gameplay mechanics to revamped ones based on ''Odin Sphere'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}s, ''VideoGame/MuramasaTheDemonBlade'' and ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown''.

''VideoGame/DragonsCrown''.

Previews: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo11vp8cd_8 Japanese Reveal Trailer]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1-79TS8dJU US Reveal Trailer]]Trailer]].



!!''Odin Sphere'' provides examples of:

* AboveTheInfluence: [[spoiler:Gwendolyn's relationship with Oswald is unsettling, until you play through his side of the story and find out that not only is Gwen ''not'' under a love spell, but Oswald, who didn't feel right about having her whammied into loving him, went balls-out questing for a way to avert the spell before discovering that the spell was never cast in the first place.]]

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Sphere'' provides examples of:

* AboveTheInfluence: [[spoiler:Gwendolyn's [[spoiler: Gwendolyn's relationship with Oswald is unsettling, until you play through his side of the story and find out that not only is Gwen ''not'' under a love spell, but Oswald, who didn't feel right about having her whammied into loving him, went balls-out questing for a way to avert the spell before discovering that the spell was never cast in the first place.]]



* AchillesHeel: All of the heroes for their respective final boss fights. For example, [[spoiler:King Gallon]] believes himself to be invincible, as only a person with Titanian royal blood ''and'' Odette's power over death can actually kill him. [[spoiler: It happens to be Oswald.]]

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* AchillesHeel: All of the heroes for their respective final boss fights. For example, [[spoiler:King [[spoiler: King Gallon]] believes himself to be invincible, as only a person with Titanian royal blood ''and'' Odette's power over death can actually kill him. [[spoiler: It happens to be Oswald.]]



* AdamAndEvePlot: One of the ancient prophecies foretells that only ''two'' people survive the Armageddon to revive the world. [[spoiler: Gwendolyn and Oswald. Velvet and Cornelius survive as well, but as Pooka...only to regain their human shape in the Good Ending]].
* AllThereInTheManual: Inverted. You're better off NOT reading at the very least Velvet's character profile in the manual, because the fact that [[spoiler:she's secretly Odin's illegitimate daughter]] would have otherwise been quite a surprising twist the first time you play the game.
* AllThereInTheScript:

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* AdamAndEvePlot: One of the ancient prophecies foretells that only ''two'' people survive the Armageddon to revive the world. [[spoiler: Gwendolyn and Oswald. Velvet and Cornelius survive as well, but as Pooka...only Only to regain their human shape in the Good Ending]].
* AllThereInTheManual: Inverted. You're better off NOT reading at the very least Velvet's character profile in the manual, because the fact that [[spoiler:she's [[spoiler: she's secretly Odin's illegitimate daughter]] would have otherwise been quite a surprising twist the first time you play the game.
* AllThereInTheScript: AllThereInTheScript:



* AnAxeToGrind: Several enemies, including Aesir warriors, Berserkers and Axe Knights.

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* AnAxeToGrind: Several enemies, including Aesir warriors, Berserkers Berserkers, and Axe Knights.



* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: You have to use all the characters in the finale. All characters have slightly (Gwendolyn, Cornelius and Oswald handle fairly similarly overall) or greatly (Velvet and Mercedes handle quite differently than the others, including each other) different play styles.

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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: You have to use all the characters in the finale. All characters have slightly (Gwendolyn, Cornelius Cornelius, and Oswald handle fairly similarly overall) or greatly (Velvet and Mercedes handle quite differently than the others, including each other) different play styles.



* ArrangedMarriage: The fate of valkyries too wounded in battle to continue their careers as warriors is to be married off and serve as housewives/child-bearers. They consider it a FateWorseThanDeath.
* ArtEvolution: The art piece that became the cover for ''Leifthrasir'', made 9 years after the original release it shows the evolution in George Kamitani’s style; it has the main playable cast with more realistic body proportions, longer limbs compared to their in-game selves who look more cartoony, and more somber coloring compared to the bright colors he originally used.
* ArtStyleDissonance: The anime art direction is colorful, charming, and full of all sorts of cute-looking characters like the Pooka. The story, on the other hand, is very dark and grim. There's a lot of death and misery, there are some very convoluted politics at work between all the characters, only a little humor to speak of, and [[spoiler:the best ending is only barely [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]].]]

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* ArrangedMarriage: The fate of valkyries too wounded in battle to continue their careers as warriors is to be married off and serve as housewives/child-bearers.housewives / child-bearers. They consider it a FateWorseThanDeath.
* ArtEvolution: The art piece that became the cover for ''Leifthrasir'', made 9 years after the original release it shows the evolution in George Kamitani’s Kamitani's style; it has the main playable cast with more realistic body proportions, longer limbs compared to their in-game selves who look more cartoony, and more somber coloring compared to the bright colors he originally used.
* ArtStyleDissonance: The anime art direction is colorful, charming, and full of all sorts of cute-looking characters like the Pooka. The story, on the other hand, is very dark and grim. There's a lot of death and misery, there are some very convoluted politics at work between all the characters, only a little humor to speak of, and [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: the best ending is only barely [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]].]]



* BackstabBackfire: Skuldi begs Oswald to let him live after he has revealed Gwendolyn's location. [[spoiler:Oswald turns around and seems to consider it, at which point Skuldi attempts to attack him from behind...only to get killed by the Shadow Knight. Oswald's thought process reveals he never intended to spare him, as he's too dangerous.]]

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* BackstabBackfire: Skuldi begs Oswald to let him live after he has revealed Gwendolyn's location. [[spoiler:Oswald [[spoiler: Oswald turns around and seems to consider it, at which point Skuldi attempts to attack him from behind...only behind... Only to get killed by the Shadow Knight. Oswald's thought process reveals he never intended to spare him, as he's too dangerous.]]



** Mercedes encounters a talking frog early in her story, who was also once human. [[spoiler:It's Ingway, who ticked off the Wise Men and was subsequently cursed by Urzur.]]

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** Mercedes encounters a talking frog early in her story, who was also once human. [[spoiler:It's [[spoiler: It's Ingway, who ticked off the Wise Men and was subsequently cursed by Urzur.]]



* TheBattleDidntCount: The typical result of not fighting the final bosses with the correct characters. Of particular note is [[spoiler:Onyx,]] who either has [[spoiler: his vulcans]] kill the player off-screen, sees [[spoiler: Gwendolyn kill herself trying to fight him]], or no-sells [[spoiler: Oswald before goading him into overusing his shadow form to turn himself into a revenant]].

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* TheBattleDidntCount: The typical result of not fighting the final bosses with the correct characters. Of particular note is [[spoiler:Onyx,]] [[spoiler: Onyx,]] who either has [[spoiler: his vulcans]] kill the player off-screen, sees [[spoiler: Gwendolyn kill herself trying to fight him]], or no-sells [[spoiler: Oswald before goading him into overusing his shadow form to turn himself into a revenant]].



* BizarreSexualDimorphism:

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* BizarreSexualDimorphism: BigDamnHeroes:
** Gwendolyn does this twice: She swoops in to rescue Velvet from Brigan and her father's soldiers and later rescues Oswald from Odette's clutches.
** Oswald repays the favor by saving falling Gwendolyn.
** Cornelius infiltrates the Titanian sewers to save Velvet from mind-controlled Belial.
** [[spoiler: As a frog, Ingway does this multiple times in order to save Mercedes from certain threats.]]
* BizarreSexualDimorphism:



* BigDamnHeroes:
** Gwendolyn does this twice: she swoops in to rescue Velvet from Brigan and her father's soldiers and later rescues Oswald from Odette's clutches.
** Oswald repays the favor by saving falling Gwendolyn.
** Cornelius infiltrates the Titanian sewers to save Velvet from mind-controlled Belial.
** [[spoiler: As a frog, Ingway does this multiple times in order to save Mercedes from certain threats.]]



** Odette actually has a very good reason to punish Psypher wielders, explaining, [[spoiler:"You toy with the cycle of souls using that spear."]] It was scrambled into the very arbitrary [[spoiler:"You're risking your very soul by playing with that spear"]], with no further explanation.
** Oswald's MoralDissonance as a political assassin gets lost. [[spoiler:"As you commanded, I have disposed of the Paladins in opposition."]] became [[spoiler:"As you command. The Paladins who were in opposition have [[DirtyCoward hidden themselves in secrecy]]."]] Hence his [[{{Foreshadowing}} ominous exchange]] with a Paladin beforehand.
** The above becomes unintentionally [[HypocriticalHumor funny]] when combined with a later fudge- Oswald kills a villain with the justification, "[[spoiler:I cannot allow someone as [[{{Hypocrisy}} evil as you]] to continue to live...]]" Especially since he highlights his own lack of morals first. Originally he just said "[[spoiler:[[CombatPragmatist You're too dangerous to let live]]]]".
** Others are very random. A resigned Lilipat's line, [[spoiler:"So the army we cobbled together was not enough after all,"]] became "I suppose random assaults proved to be an effective strategy in this situation." It did not match any context, making it blurted out of nowhere.
** The full scale of Ingway's manipulations near the end of the fifth book. [[spoiler:"If the Halja come this way, I shall easily be able to sneak in," was "With the Halja headed this way, it should be easier for her to sneak in."]] Unknown to everyone, he [[spoiler:had helped Mercedes save Brom from the Underworld]] during her story.

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** Odette actually has a very good reason to punish Psypher wielders, explaining, [[spoiler:"You [[spoiler: "You toy with the cycle of souls using that spear."]] It was scrambled into the very arbitrary [[spoiler:"You're [[spoiler: "You're risking your very soul by playing with that spear"]], with no further explanation.
** Oswald's MoralDissonance as a political assassin gets lost. [[spoiler:"As [[spoiler: "As you commanded, I have disposed of the Paladins in opposition."]] became [[spoiler:"As [[spoiler: "As you command. The Paladins who were in opposition have [[DirtyCoward hidden themselves in secrecy]]."]] Hence his [[{{Foreshadowing}} ominous exchange]] with a Paladin beforehand.
** The above becomes unintentionally [[HypocriticalHumor funny]] when combined with a later fudge- fudge -- Oswald kills a villain with the justification, "[[spoiler:I "[[spoiler: I cannot allow someone as [[{{Hypocrisy}} evil as you]] to continue to live...]]" Especially since he highlights his own lack of morals first. Originally he just said "[[spoiler:[[CombatPragmatist "[[spoiler: [[CombatPragmatist You're too dangerous to let live]]]]".
** Others are very random. A resigned Lilipat's line, [[spoiler:"So [[spoiler: "So the army we cobbled together was not enough after all,"]] became "I suppose random assaults proved to be an effective strategy in this situation." It did not match any context, making it blurted out of nowhere.
** The full scale of Ingway's manipulations near the end of the fifth book. [[spoiler:"If [[spoiler: "If the Halja come this way, I shall easily be able to sneak in," was "With the Halja headed this way, it should be easier for her to sneak in."]] Unknown to everyone, he [[spoiler:had [[spoiler: had helped Mercedes save Brom from the Underworld]] during her story.



* BossBonanza: Except for [[spoiler: The Beast of Darkova]] (who still gets greatly upgraded with lots of new attacks) and [[spoiler: Onyx]] (who just gets a stat upgrade), the rest of the bosses during the Armageddon book are brand-new

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* BossBonanza: Except for [[spoiler: The Beast of Darkova]] (who still gets greatly upgraded with lots of new attacks) and [[spoiler: Onyx]] (who just gets a stat upgrade), the rest of the bosses during the Armageddon book are brand-newbrand-new.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[spoiler:In ''Leifthrasir'' the "Curtain Call" trophy is earned when the shopkeeper hands you a Valentinian coin. The trophy's description even says as much]].

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[spoiler:In [[spoiler: In ''Leifthrasir'' the "Curtain Call" trophy is earned when the shopkeeper hands you a Valentinian coin. The trophy's description even says as much]].



** Ingway [[spoiler:allies with Odette to attack Ragnanival and transforms himself into the Beast of Darkova]] for the express purpose of calling Odin out over the fact that, after Ingway [[spoiler:caused the destruction of the entire country of Valentine in order to save Odin]], Odin callously dismissed him with a "well done, traitor" and claimed the Cauldron without ever showing him an ounce of gratitude, affection, or regret over what happened.

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** Ingway [[spoiler:allies [[spoiler: allies with Odette to attack Ragnanival and transforms himself into the Beast of Darkova]] for the express purpose of calling Odin out over the fact that, after Ingway [[spoiler:caused [[spoiler: caused the destruction of the entire country of Valentine in order to save Odin]], Odin callously dismissed him with a "well done, traitor" and claimed the Cauldron without ever showing him an ounce of gratitude, affection, or regret over what happened.



* CastFromHitPoints:
** Although there are no actual attacks of this nature, the "V" alchemy potion causes the player's next attack to inflict [[ArmorPiercingAttack armor piercing]] damage in direct proportion to their HP, at the cost of reducing their HP to one afterwards.
** The damage from the Variance potion is 5 times current HP minus 1, since that last point is used to keep you alive. Nice damage, but incredibly risky, even if you've got an Ancient Crystal to revive yourself in case you do get hit.



* CastFromHitPoints:
** Although there are no actual attacks of this nature, the "V" alchemy potion causes the player's next attack to inflict [[ArmorPiercingAttack armor piercing]] damage in direct proportion to their HP, at the cost of reducing their HP to one afterwards.
** The damage from the Variance potion is 5 times current HP minus 1, since that last point is used to keep you alive. Nice damage, but incredibly risky, even if you've got an Ancient Crystal to revive yourself in case you do get hit.



** Defeating enemies releases "Phozons", which you collect to increase your weapon's attack power ... and [[spoiler: the events of Armageddon are specifically triggered by King Valentine ordering the Cauldron to suck all the Phozons out of the entire world.]] During the game's good ending, [[spoiler: after Armageddon has destroyed everything else, Velvet uses the Cauldron to break everyone's weapons down, releasing all the [[LifeEnergy stored Phozon energy]] back into the world.]]

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** Defeating enemies releases "Phozons", which you collect to increase your weapon's attack power ... and power... And [[spoiler: the events of Armageddon are specifically triggered by King Valentine ordering the Cauldron to suck all the Phozons out of the entire world.]] During the game's good ending, [[spoiler: after Armageddon has destroyed everything else, Velvet uses the Cauldron to break everyone's weapons down, releasing all the [[LifeEnergy stored Phozon energy]] back into the world.]]



* {{Chickification}}: Valkyries fear this more than death itself. They dread surviving their dangerous lifestyle long enough to be married off, since Ragnanival menfolk apparently tend to be sexist assholes. [[spoiler:Given that Gwendolyn is so dutifully obedient, for all her spirit, she's very fortunate in that her husband absolutely refuses to treat her like an object, and is perfectly okay with her continuing to be a warrior]].

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* {{Chickification}}: Valkyries fear this more than death itself. They dread surviving their dangerous lifestyle long enough to be married off, since Ragnanival menfolk apparently tend to be sexist assholes. [[spoiler:Given [[spoiler: Given that Gwendolyn is so dutifully obedient, for all her spirit, she's very fortunate in that her husband absolutely refuses to treat her like an object, and is perfectly okay with her continuing to be a warrior]].



* CompetitiveBalance: The faster paced and more action packed style introduced in ''Leifthrasir'' isn’t some one-sided gameplay overhaul where the player characters become more versatile while the enemies remain the same as they were. The enemies were given more HP and they’ve become more aggressive and come in larger numbers, but the real notable changes were given to the bosses: in addition to having much more HP, they’ve turned into real sponges, and some have new attacks that are completely devastating. Then there's the exclusive bosses only found in ''Leifthrasir'' who've been made from the ground up with the new gameplay in mind, with a whole gallery of varied attacks that will annihilate those who aren’t well prepared.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Averted in the original; characters gradually lose HP if they don't use a "Cooler" potion in the volcano level or a "Warmer" potion in the snow level. This is gone in the remake, with Cooler and Warmer potions instead being used as a means to prevent and reduce damage from status attacks caused by enemies rather than the stage itself.

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* CompetitiveBalance: The faster paced and more action packed style introduced in ''Leifthrasir'' isn’t some one-sided gameplay overhaul where the player characters become more versatile while the enemies remain the same as they were. The enemies were given more HP and they’ve they've become more aggressive and come in larger numbers, but the real notable changes were given to the bosses: in In addition to having much more HP, they’ve they've turned into real sponges, and some have new attacks that are completely devastating. Then there's the exclusive bosses only found in ''Leifthrasir'' who've been made from the ground up with the new gameplay in mind, with a whole gallery of varied attacks that will annihilate those who aren’t aren't well prepared.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Averted in the original; characters gradually lose HP if they don't use a "Cooler" potion in the volcano level or a "Warmer" potion in the snow level. This is gone in the remake, with Cooler and Warmer potions instead being used as a means to prevent prevent, and reduce damage from status attacks caused by enemies rather than the stage itself.



* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:Ingway after the Darkova is beaten, Belial when freed from a spell]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: In the bad ending, [[spoiler:[[KillEmAll everybody dies]]]]. In the good ending, [[spoiler: Oswald and Gwendolyn earn their happy ending together, and Cornelius and Velvet survive as Pooka]]. In the best ending, [[spoiler: Cornelius and Velvet become human again]]. The good ending requires the player to [[NoManOfWomanBorn interpret a series of prophecies]] so that each of the five heroes fights during the Apocalypse in the correct order. Unfortunately, to get the best ending the player has to [[OneHundredPercentCompletion see every cutscene possible]]... including the DownerEnding cutscenes that spring from messing up the correct boss fight order. This means you have to fight through the Apocalypse at least four times total in order get the best ending. ''Leifthrasir'' fixes things immensely both by allowing you to skip scenes you've already seen and allowing you to return to the attic after you've viewed what you needed, making it so that you only need to actually see the bad ending once.

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* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:Ingway [[spoiler: Ingway after the Darkova is beaten, Belial when freed from a spell]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: In the bad ending, [[spoiler:[[KillEmAll [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll everybody dies]]]]. In the good ending, [[spoiler: Oswald and Gwendolyn earn their happy ending together, and Cornelius and Velvet survive as Pooka]]. In the best ending, [[spoiler: Cornelius and Velvet become human again]]. The good ending requires the player to [[NoManOfWomanBorn interpret a series of prophecies]] so that each of the five heroes fights during the Apocalypse in the correct order. Unfortunately, to get the best ending the player has to [[OneHundredPercentCompletion see every cutscene possible]]... including Including the DownerEnding cutscenes that spring from messing up the correct boss fight order. This means you have to fight through the Apocalypse at least four times total in order get the best ending. ''Leifthrasir'' fixes things immensely both by allowing you to skip scenes you've already seen and allowing you to return to the attic after you've viewed what you needed, making it so that you only need to actually see the bad ending once.



* EngagementChallenge: Subverted. In order to get the ring from Wagner, Odin asked Oswald to slay the dragon for him [[spoiler:since Odin made a blood pact with Wagner, and thus can't harm him]]. He offered a castle to Oswald at first, who wasn't interested until Odin offered his daughter Gwendolyn.

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* EngagementChallenge: Subverted. In order to get the ring from Wagner, Odin asked Oswald to slay the dragon for him [[spoiler:since [[spoiler: since Odin made a blood pact with Wagner, and thus can't harm him]]. He offered a castle to Oswald at first, who wasn't interested until Odin offered his daughter Gwendolyn.



** The Prophecies state that [[spoiler:only two humans will survive the Armageddon and rule the new world, indeed only two humans survived, Gwendolyn and Oswald; Cornelius and Velvet were not humans anymore, then again all other races, including Pookas, died as well and a millennia later Velvet and Cornelius became human again, so they are just that good at avoiding fate]].

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** The Prophecies state that [[spoiler:only [[spoiler: only two humans will survive the Armageddon and rule the new world, indeed only two humans survived, Gwendolyn and Oswald; Cornelius and Velvet were not humans anymore, then again all other races, including Pookas, died as well and a millennia later Velvet and Cornelius became human again, so they are just that good at avoiding fate]].



** You can buy a Spirit Gem from the very first merchant you encounter, after the first stage of the game. Equiping this item increases the experience that your Psypher Weapon gains when you absorb phozons. You don't need to have it equipped all of the time, so you can just swap it on whenever you're done killing a wave (or entire level) of enemies.

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** You can buy a Spirit Gem from the very first merchant you encounter, after the first stage of the game. Equiping Equipping this item increases the experience that your Psypher Weapon gains when you absorb phozons. You don't need to have it equipped all of the time, so you can just swap it on whenever you're done killing a wave (or entire level) of enemies.



* FakeInteractivity: This is used in a bonus scene you can get if you wait a few seconds after receiving the "Fin" screen in the ending. [[spoiler:The merchant [[BreakingTheFourthWall speaks to directly the player]] and waits for the response. The scene ends with the merchant asking, "Ah, you are a writer?" and then begging the player to tell him the title of the book they're writing, which then appears on a black screen in white letters: ''ODIN SPHERE''.]]

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* FakeInteractivity: This is used in a bonus scene you can get if you wait a few seconds after receiving the "Fin" screen in the ending. [[spoiler:The [[spoiler: The merchant [[BreakingTheFourthWall speaks to directly the player]] and waits for the response. The scene ends with the merchant asking, "Ah, you are a writer?" and then begging the player to tell him the title of the book they're writing, which then appears on a black screen in white letters: ''ODIN SPHERE''.]]
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Previews: [[https://youtu.be/yo11vp8cd_8 Japanese Reveal Trailer]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1-79TS8dJU US Reveal Trailer]]

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Previews: [[https://youtu.be/yo11vp8cd_8 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo11vp8cd_8 Japanese Reveal Trailer]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1-79TS8dJU US Reveal Trailer]]



* FlunkyBoss: Every. last. one of them, midbosses included, will summon other enemies for the player to fight. The Queen of the Dead in particular never seems to ''stop'' summoning them.

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* FlunkyBoss: Every. last. one Last. One of them, midbosses them. Midbosses included, will summon other enemies for the player to fight. The Queen of the Dead in particular never seems to ''stop'' summoning them.



** When you play Gwendolyn's first chapter, you slay Vanir soldiers by the dozen and defeat the dragon who served as their trump card. When you play as Oswald, you hear Vanir soldiers, before that very battle, [[SuicidalOverconfidence saying Gwendolyn is no match for them anymore]] and that [[DramaticIrony the dragon will secure their victory]].

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** When you play Gwendolyn's first chapter, you slay Vanir soldiers by the dozen dozen, and defeat the dragon who served as their trump card. When you play as Oswald, you hear Vanir soldiers, before that very battle, [[SuicidalOverconfidence saying Gwendolyn is no match for them anymore]] and that [[DramaticIrony the dragon will secure their victory]].



* {{Gainaxing}}: The Vulcans' assets seem to bounce while ''breathing''. Velvet visibly bounces when crouching, getting up and running too. At least Odette has an excuse: her huge breasts have no muscles to support them because of her skeletal shoulders and back.

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* {{Gainaxing}}: The Vulcans' assets seem to bounce while ''breathing''. Velvet visibly bounces when crouching, getting up and running too. At least Odette has an excuse: her Her huge breasts have no muscles to support them because of her skeletal shoulders and back.



** All Vulcans have humanoid forms, but their real forms are fire spawned creatures with live fire generated from them. Normal Vulcans turn naked, grow horns and have their skin covered by magna, hardened and blackened. Onyx turns into a small Balrog.

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** All Vulcans have humanoid forms, but their real forms are fire spawned creatures with live fire generated from them. Normal Vulcans turn naked, grow horns horns, and have their skin covered by magna, hardened hardened, and blackened. Onyx turns into a small Balrog.



* {{Gotterdammerung}}: By the end [[spoiler:just about all magic, dragons, and fairies disappear from the world. The Aesir fall against the armies of the Netherworld and the Vanir are scorched by the Inferno King's march.]]

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* {{Gotterdammerung}}: By the end [[spoiler:just [[spoiler: just about all magic, dragons, and fairies disappear from the world. The Aesir fall against the armies of the Netherworld and the Vanir are scorched by the Inferno King's march.]]



* HarderThanHard: Collecting all text, recipes and alchemy mixtures, or simply beating the game in the UpdatedRerelease, grants you access to Heroic Mode. In Heroic Mode, your HP never increases, which means you both have to get ''really'' good at dodging attacks and do everything you can to increase your attack power.
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose:

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* HarderThanHard: Collecting all text, recipes recipes, and alchemy mixtures, or simply beating the game in the UpdatedRerelease, grants you access to Heroic Mode. In Heroic Mode, your HP never increases, which means you both have to get ''really'' good at dodging attacks and do everything you can to increase your attack power.
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: HeadsIWinTailsYouLose:



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: An especially tragic example occurs to [[spoiler:Ingway. He uses the Pooka Curse on Beldor in order to save Mercedes... which allows Beldor to stick around in an undead form after being killed. When Ingway turns himself into the Beast of Darkova, intending to stop the Cauldron and prevent Armageddon, Beldor is able to take control of him by magic and force him to attack Ringford instead]].
* HorrorHunger: The spell [[spoiler:of Darkova]] seems to cause the user unsatiable, sadistic hunger. Both [[spoiler:King Gallon and Ingway lament that the hunger is eating away at them.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: An especially tragic example occurs to [[spoiler:Ingway.[[spoiler: Ingway. He uses the Pooka Curse on Beldor in order to save Mercedes... which Which allows Beldor to stick around in an undead form after being killed. When Ingway turns himself into the Beast of Darkova, intending to stop the Cauldron and prevent Armageddon, Beldor is able to take control of him by magic and force him to attack Ringford instead]].
instead]].
* HorrorHunger: The spell [[spoiler:of [[spoiler: of Darkova]] seems to cause the user unsatiable, insatiable, sadistic hunger. Both [[spoiler:King [[spoiler: King Gallon and Ingway lament that the hunger is eating away at them.]]



** After being beaten, Onyx considers [[spoiler:keeping Gwendolyn eternally asleep because he knows he can't make her love him. He is stopped by Oswald.]]
** Twisted but played straight by King Valentine to his daughter. [[spoiler:He strangled her because she bore Odin's children.]] He couldn't bear the thought of her loving both her father and his enemy.
* ImmuneToFlinching: The "Painkiller" potion protect the player from flinching and knockback, and the "Fire/Ice Spirits" potions protect the player from up to three hits. Most Bosses can technically be made to flinch, but it takes a ''lot'' more work than garden variety {{Mook}}s.

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** After being beaten, Onyx considers [[spoiler:keeping [[spoiler: keeping Gwendolyn eternally asleep because he knows he can't make her love him. He is stopped by Oswald.]]
** Twisted but played straight by King Valentine to his daughter. [[spoiler:He [[spoiler: He strangled her because she bore Odin's children.]] He couldn't bear the thought of her loving both her father and his enemy.
* ImmuneToFlinching: The "Painkiller" potion protect the player from flinching and knockback, and the "Fire/Ice "Fire / Ice Spirits" potions protect the player from up to three hits. Most Bosses can technically be made to flinch, but it takes a ''lot'' more work than garden variety {{Mook}}s.



** Onyx tries to do this by asking Oswald to [[spoiler:defeat Leventhan]], as a way to indirectly MurderTheHypotenuse. Gwendolyn is not having it.

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** Onyx tries to do this by asking Oswald to [[spoiler:defeat [[spoiler: defeat Leventhan]], as a way to indirectly MurderTheHypotenuse. Gwendolyn is not having it.



* InterspeciesRomance

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* InterspeciesRomanceInterspeciesRomance:



** In the bad ending, [[spoiler:every playable character dies after they face one of the disasters, and Erion is completely destroyed.]]

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** In the bad ending, [[spoiler:every [[spoiler: every playable character dies after they face one of the disasters, and Erion is completely destroyed.]]



** When Leventhan appears for the first time, it is just a cute, little baby dragon with an oversized crown and an eggshell for a helmet. The same hatchling dragon gives Oswald a CurbStompBattle and later attacks Gwendolyn with powerful fire attacks that can OHKO her if she is too underleveleded. In the remake, it even gains a new attack in which Leventhan throws a humongous fireball to the ground that causes massive damage.

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** When Leventhan appears for the first time, it is just a cute, little baby dragon with an oversized crown and an eggshell for a helmet. The same hatchling dragon gives Oswald a CurbStompBattle and later attacks Gwendolyn with powerful fire attacks that can OHKO her if she is too underleveleded.underleveled. In the remake, it even gains a new attack in which Leventhan throws a humongous fireball to the ground that causes massive damage.



* KungFuProofMook: The green Ooze enemies in Titania capital receive only ScratchDamage from melee strikes, a major problem for Cornelius. But they die quickly when hit with a [[KillItWithFire "Napalm" potion]], or Mercedes's crossbow. Blizzard potions, Oswald's [[SuperMode Shadow form]], and Velvet's homing chain will also OneHitKO them as well. They've been fixed in the remake where they now take as much damage from regular hits as with other enemies and don't require specific moves/potions/spells to defeat easily.

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* KungFuProofMook: The green Ooze enemies in Titania capital receive only ScratchDamage from melee strikes, a major problem for Cornelius. But they die quickly when hit with a [[KillItWithFire "Napalm" potion]], or Mercedes's crossbow. Blizzard potions, Oswald's [[SuperMode Shadow form]], and Velvet's homing chain will also OneHitKO them as well. They've been fixed in the remake where they now take as much damage from regular hits as with other enemies and don't require specific moves/potions/spells moves / potions / spells to defeat easily.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: [[spoiler:During the best ending's post-credits scene, the shopkeeper talks to an unseen writer about how peaceful everything is, but he faces towards the screen while doing so, making it look like he's addressing the audience]].

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: [[spoiler:During [[spoiler: During the best ending's post-credits scene, the shopkeeper talks to an unseen writer about how peaceful everything is, but he faces towards the screen while doing so, making it look like he's addressing the audience]].



* LostWeddingRing: Simple math -- Oswald gives Gwendolyn the ring that her father wants very badly, and she wants her father's love. [[spoiler:Oswald takes the news very badly.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight:
** Oswald seemed pretty taken with Gwendolyn the moment he first laid eyes on her while sneaking into Ragnanival. Granted, she did have her hair down and was wearing an evening gown at the time. [[spoiler: Alternatively, that just got him to notice she ''existed'', and see her as a woman rather than just an enemy solider. He probably also sympathized with her singular desire to make her father happy. But actually falling in love with her required losing his purpose in life, seeing a symbolic vision of her which gave him hope, and remembering a dragon's advice that "the bird" would be his destiny. Also the thought that Gwendolyn would love him, as Odin promised, since he was desperate for ''anyone'' to love him at that point.]]

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* LostWeddingRing: Simple math -- Oswald gives Gwendolyn the ring that her father wants very badly, and she wants her father's love. [[spoiler:Oswald [[spoiler: Oswald takes the news very badly.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight:
LoveAtFirstSight:
** Oswald seemed pretty taken with Gwendolyn the moment he first laid eyes on her while sneaking into Ragnanival. Granted, she did have her hair down and was wearing an evening gown at the time. [[spoiler: Alternatively, that just got him to notice she ''existed'', and see her as a woman rather than just an enemy solider.soldier. He probably also sympathized with her singular desire to make her father happy. But actually falling in love with her required losing his purpose in life, seeing a symbolic vision of her which gave him hope, and remembering a dragon's advice that "the bird" would be his destiny. Also the thought that Gwendolyn would love him, as Odin promised, since he was desperate for ''anyone'' to love him at that point.]]



* LoveMakesYouCrazy: King Valentine. His daughter falling in love with [[spoiler:Odin and bearing his children (Velvet and Ingway), to him, meant that she didn't love him anymore and so he killed her with his bare hands. Overlaps with LoveMakesYouEvil as the main reason why he's an OmnicidalManiac -- he can't live with himself even after death knowing he killed her. But it's also strongly implied that enchanting the Valentine kingdom's coins made him a little crazy to begin with.]]
* LuckyCharmsTitle: The logo for ''Leifthrasir'' is rendered as LEIFÞRASIR, with a thorn. Thorn is a regular letter in Icelandic and Old Norse, but is unlikely to be widely recognised.
* ManipulativeBastard:

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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: King Valentine. His daughter falling in love with [[spoiler:Odin [[spoiler: Odin and bearing his children (Velvet and Ingway), to him, meant that she didn't love him anymore and so he killed her with his bare hands. Overlaps with LoveMakesYouEvil as the main reason why he's an OmnicidalManiac -- he can't live with himself even after death knowing he killed her. But it's also strongly implied that enchanting the Valentine kingdom's coins made him a little crazy to begin with.]]
* LuckyCharmsTitle: The logo for ''Leifthrasir'' is rendered as LEIFÞRASIR, with a thorn. Thorn is a regular letter in Icelandic and Old Norse, but is unlikely to be widely recognised.
recognised.
* ManipulativeBastard: ManipulativeBastard:



* MeaningfulName: The UpdatedRerelease's subtitle, Leifthrasir, refers to one of two humans who were foretold to survive [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Ragnarök]] and [[AdamAndEvePlot repopulate the world]]: Leif / "Life" (a woman) and Leifthrasir / "Lover of Life" (a man). At the end of the game, you discover [[spoiler:Gwendolyn and Oswald were Leif and Leifthrasir respectively.]]

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* MeaningfulName: The UpdatedRerelease's subtitle, Leifthrasir, refers to one of two humans who were foretold to survive [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Ragnarök]] and [[AdamAndEvePlot repopulate the world]]: Leif / "Life" (a woman) and Leifthrasir / "Lover of Life" (a man). At the end of the game, you discover [[spoiler:Gwendolyn [[spoiler: Gwendolyn and Oswald were Leif and Leifthrasir respectively.]]



** The player can "re-read" a character's book after completing it, playing through the story with the same levels and items they had when finishing it. For a more literal "re-reading", there's also the Archive Gallery, which allows you to skip all of the gameplay while enjoying all of the story from all five characers, piecing together how the different threads fit.

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** The player can "re-read" a character's book after completing it, playing through the story with the same levels and items they had when finishing it. For a more literal "re-reading", there's also the Archive Gallery, which allows you to skip all of the gameplay while enjoying all of the story from all five characers, characters, piecing together how the different threads fit.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Almost ''everything'' done by the main characters to further their own agendas unwittingly ends up making the Apocalypse happen. In fact, just using [[spoiler:Psyphers is slowly killing the world by disrupting the cycle of souls and new life]]. They are the Cauldron on a smaller scale. None of them know of the negative consequences their own actions result in. The only character that is fully knowledgeable on Armageddon and is actively attempting to stop it is [[spoiler:Velvet]], who still isn't exempt from this.
* NintendoHard: As with all {{Atlus}} titles, this one is no exception. Enemies and projectiles flying off in multiple directions simultaneously can occasionally trigger a [[DisasterDominoes cascading disaster]]. For example, you can get dizzied by a laser beam, torched by wizard's flame, [[BalefulPolymorph turned into a frog]] and ''then'' [[DeathFromAbove one-hit killed from above]] by a midboss's jumping attack. All within the span of ten seconds. The remake is much more forgiving compared to the original, although if you choose to play Hard or Heroic mode, it becomes as difficult as the original.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Almost ''everything'' done by the main characters to further their own agendas unwittingly ends up making the Apocalypse happen. In fact, just using [[spoiler:Psyphers [[spoiler: Psyphers is slowly killing the world by disrupting the cycle of souls and new life]]. They are the Cauldron on a smaller scale. None of them know of the negative consequences their own actions result in. The only character that is fully knowledgeable on Armageddon and is actively attempting to stop it is [[spoiler:Velvet]], [[spoiler: Velvet]], who still isn't exempt from this.
* NintendoHard: As with all {{Atlus}} Creator/{{Atlus}} titles, this one is no exception. Enemies and projectiles flying off in multiple directions simultaneously can occasionally trigger a [[DisasterDominoes cascading disaster]]. For example, you can get dizzied by a laser beam, torched by wizard's flame, [[BalefulPolymorph turned into a frog]] and ''then'' [[DeathFromAbove one-hit killed from above]] by a midboss's midboss' jumping attack. All within the span of ten seconds. The remake is much more forgiving compared to the original, although if you choose to play Hard or Heroic mode, it becomes as difficult as the original.



* NoManOfWomanBorn:
** Onyx is doomed to be stopped by TheWorldTree. Since there's no known World Tree in Erion he therefore believes he's impossible to kill. [[spoiler: Mercedes's true name is Yggdrasil, the name of the Norse mythology world tree, and to get the good ending you must have her kill him.]]
** Because of an immortality curse that Odette cast on King Gallon, [[spoiler: only someone with Odette's power can kill him. On top of that, it was prophesied that only someone of Titanian royal blood would kill him. Fortunately, it turns out that Oswald meets both criteria.]]
** It is said that no man can defeat the six-eyed beast. [[spoiler: In order to get the good ending, you must defeat it with Cornelius, who is no longer a man, but a Pooka.]]



* NoManOfWomanBorn:
** Onyx is doomed to be stopped by TheWorldTree. Since there's no known World Tree in Erion he therefore believes he's impossible to kill. [[spoiler:Mercedes's true name is Yggdrasil, the name of the Norse mythology world tree, and to get the good ending you must have her kill him.]]
** Because of an immortality curse that Odette cast on King Gallon, [[spoiler:only someone with Odette's power can kill him. On top of that, it was prophesied that only someone of Titanian royal blood would kill him. Fortunately, it turns out that Oswald meets both criteria.]]
** It is said that no man can defeat the six-eyed beast. [[spoiler:In order to get the good ending, you must defeat it with Cornelius, who is no longer a man, but a Pooka.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler: Cornelius and Velvet lived centuries after the Armaggedon in the True Ending and finally amassed every single Valentine coin. They break the Pooka curse on themselves, reverting back to humans, looking exactly the way the were before getting cursed. No one would think they are actually over a millenia old]].

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* NoManOfWomanBorn:
** Onyx is doomed to be stopped by TheWorldTree. Since there's no known World Tree in Erion he therefore believes he's impossible to kill. [[spoiler:Mercedes's true name is Yggdrasil, the name of the Norse mythology world tree, and to get the good ending you must have her kill him.]]
** Because of an immortality curse that Odette cast on King Gallon, [[spoiler:only someone with Odette's power can kill him. On top of that, it was prophesied that only someone of Titanian royal blood would kill him. Fortunately, it turns out that Oswald meets both criteria.]]
** It is said that no man can defeat the six-eyed beast. [[spoiler:In order to get the good ending, you must defeat it with Cornelius, who is no longer a man, but a Pooka.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler: Cornelius and Velvet lived centuries after the Armaggedon Armageddon in the True Ending and finally amassed every single Valentine coin. They break the Pooka curse on themselves, reverting back to humans, looking exactly the way the were before getting cursed. No one would think they are actually over a millenia millennia old]].



* PlayingwithFire:

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* PlayingwithFire:PlayingWithFire:



* RealAfterAll: The whole game is just a series of stories read by Alice in the attic. Getting to the True end, she is saddened at how the story ended, then noticed the latest book's cover ornament looks like a Valentine coin. She takes it off and prays that the Pooka would find the coin until she reminded herself that it was only a story. [[spoiler:After she leaves, a portal opens up to reveal Cornelius and Velvet coming out to retrieve the coin and leave a final book in its place. This heavily hints that the world Alice and her family lives in is actually the future after the Armageddon happened]].
* RecurringRiff: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrWzkHxYB9o "Odin Sphere's Theme"]] makes numerous appearances throughout the soundtrack, including the title theme, the world map/FinalBoss theme and the FinalBoss theme for the Bad Ending.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Odin, Ingway, Belial]].

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* RealAfterAll: The whole game is just a series of stories read by Alice in the attic. Getting to the True end, she is saddened at how the story ended, then noticed the latest book's cover ornament looks like a Valentine coin. She takes it off and prays that the Pooka would find the coin until she reminded herself that it was only a story. [[spoiler:After [[spoiler: After she leaves, a portal opens up to reveal Cornelius and Velvet coming out to retrieve the coin and leave a final book in its place. This heavily hints that the world Alice and her family lives in is actually the future after the Armageddon happened]].
* RecurringRiff: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrWzkHxYB9o "Odin Sphere's Theme"]] makes numerous appearances throughout the soundtrack, including the title theme, the world map/FinalBoss map / FinalBoss theme and the FinalBoss theme for the Bad Ending.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Odin, [[spoiler: Odin, Ingway, and Belial]].



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Four of the five main characters are princes, princesses and queens. [[spoiler: Even Oswald turns out to be a long-lost prince of Titania, and Cornelius' cousin.]] Even the supporting cast gets in on this. The only royal who doesn't really do anything is King Edmund, who's just too old and feeble at this point (but still has [[spoiler: killing his father after he transformed into the Darkova and ran amok]] [[RetiredBadass as part of his backstory.]])

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Four of the five main characters are princes, princesses princesses, and queens. [[spoiler: Even Oswald turns out to be a long-lost prince of Titania, and Cornelius' cousin.]] Even the supporting cast gets in on this. The only royal who doesn't really do anything is King Edmund, who's just too old and feeble at this point (but still has [[spoiler: killing his father after he transformed into the Darkova and ran amok]] [[RetiredBadass as part of his backstory.]])



* ShockAndAwe: Cornelius can use Lightning Attacks in the remake.



** Lots and lots in regards to Norse Mythology. Aside from the more obvious things like Odin, the Valkyries, Nidhogg and Yggdrasil, there are also the locations in the game. Ragnanival-> Asgard; Ringford-> Vangard; Endelphia-> Utgard; Titania-> Midgard
* ShockandAwe: Cornelius can use Lightning Attacks in the remake.

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** Lots and lots in regards to Norse Mythology. Aside from the more obvious things like Odin, the Valkyries, Nidhogg and Yggdrasil, there are also the locations in the game. Ragnanival-> Asgard; Ringford-> Vangard; Endelphia-> Utgard; Titania-> Midgard
* ShockandAwe: Cornelius can use Lightning Attacks in the remake.
Midgard.



* SingleUseShield: The "Fire/Ice Spirits" potions surround the player with three rotating elemental spirits, which can absorb one strike each.

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* SingleUseShield: The "Fire/Ice "Fire / Ice Spirits" potions surround the player with three rotating elemental spirits, which can absorb one strike each.



* SuperMode:
** Oswald gets Shadow Form, an ability that transforms him into the Shadow Knight by holding the the Attack button for a few seconds. This mode greatly enhances his abilities, but jacks up his POW consumption to such a high rate that it's AwesomeButImpractical without an auxiliary item to rapidly restore POW.
** ''Leifthrasir'' replaces Shadow Form with Berserk Mode. By filling the Berserk Gauge through attacking or getting hit, Oswald can transform into the Shadow Knight with R1 + Triangle. While in Berserk, Oswald's damage, speed, attack speed, and Skills are all greatly amplified with no drawbacks. Oswald can also learn skills that grants Berserk certain boons, such as reducing damage taken by half.
** In ''Leifthrasir'', Cornelius can find the Psypher Skill Lightning Saber. Lightning Saber causes Cornelius to point his Psypher skyward until it receives a lightning strike. If the skill is successfully performed without being interrupted, Cornelius enters a pseudo-super state where his movement speed increases to insane levels, his attack speed goes up, all of his attacks fire electric shots that have a high chance to stagger or inflict Dizzy, and his dash attack transforms Cornelius into a redirectable bolt of electricity that leaves behind a trail, inflicting damage over time to enemies that come into contact with it.



** Mercedes eventually falls for [[spoiler:Ingway]], but the fact that he's [[spoiler:a DeathSeeker with really dangerous plans for himself and ends up becoming a TragicMonster means their story doesn't end well. How it ends is determined by the route the player takes during the Armageddon.]]

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** Mercedes eventually falls for [[spoiler:Ingway]], [[spoiler: Ingway]], but the fact that he's [[spoiler:a [[spoiler: a DeathSeeker with really dangerous plans for himself and ends up becoming a TragicMonster means their story doesn't end well. How it ends is determined by the route the player takes during the Armageddon.]]



* TheStinger: [[spoiler:If you manage to get the best ending, there's a post-credits scene where a shopkeeper talks to an unseen traveler about how peaceful everything is and the playable cast all make an appearance one more time]].
* StorybookOpening: Each character's chapter is a book Alice is reading. [[spoiler:However, some of the endings imply that it isn't a work of fiction.]]

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* TheStinger: [[spoiler:If [[spoiler: If you manage to get the best ending, there's a post-credits scene where a shopkeeper talks to an unseen traveler about how peaceful everything is and the playable cast all make an appearance one more time]].
* StorybookOpening: Each character's chapter is a book Alice is reading. [[spoiler:However, [[spoiler: However, some of the endings imply that it isn't a work of fiction.]]



* SummonMagic:
** Mercedes has the ability to summon a butterfly that attacks with her when she's firing her bow in the remake. Different butterflies has a different direction of attack.
** Fire Spirits and Ice Spirits Alchemy Potions summon [[ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin Fire Spirits and Ice Spirits]]. In the original game, the spirits will block 3 hits no matter how strong the attack. In the remake, they assist you by dealing damage to those who get close to you and inflict their element's status effect (burning or freezing) on the enemy.



* SummonMagic:
** Mercedes has the ability to summon a butterfly that attacks with her when she's firing her bow in the remake. Different butterflies has a different direction of attack.
** Fire Spirits and Ice Spirits Alchemy Potions summon [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fire Spirits and Ice Spirits]]. In the original game, the spirits will block 3 hits no matter how strong the attack. In the remake, they assist you by dealing damage to those who get close to you and inflict their element's status effect (burning or freezing) on the enemy.
* SuperMode:
** Oswald gets Shadow Form, an ability that transforms him into the Shadow Knight by holding the the Attack button for a few seconds. This mode greatly enhances his abilities, but jacks up his POW consumption to such a high rate that it's AwesomeButImpractical without an auxiliary item to rapidly restore POW.
** ''Leifthrasir'' replaces Shadow Form with Berserk Mode. By filling the Berserk Gauge through attacking or getting hit, Oswald can transform into the Shadow Knight with R1 + Triangle. While in Berserk, Oswald's damage, speed, attack speed, and Skills are all greatly amplified with no drawbacks. Oswald can also learn skills that grants Berserk certain boons, such as reducing damage taken by half.
** In ''Leifthrasir'', Cornelius can find the Psypher Skill Lightning Saber. Lightning Saber causes Cornelius to point his Psypher skyward until it receives a lightning strike. If the skill is successfully performed without being interrupted, Cornelius enters a pseudo-super state where his movement speed increases to insane levels, his attack speed goes up, all of his attacks fire electric shots that have a high chance to stagger or inflict Dizzy, and his dash attack transforms Cornelius into a redirectable bolt of electricity that leaves behind a trail, inflicting damage over time to enemies that come into contact with it.



** Many alternate Armageddon scenes have [[spoiler:a dying Ingway backstabbing one of the Three Wise Men]].

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** Many alternate Armageddon scenes have [[spoiler:a [[spoiler :a dying Ingway backstabbing one of the Three Wise Men]].



* TitleDrop: [[spoiler:During the best ending's stinger; the book the traveling author will write is going to be titled ''Odin Sphere'']].

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* TitleDrop: [[spoiler:During [[spoiler: During the best ending's stinger; the book the traveling author will write is going to be titled ''Odin Sphere'']].



** [[spoiler:Odin and Griselda]]. The former literally embraces the latter's ghost in death, finding solace in that they will at least be reunited.

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** [[spoiler:Odin [[spoiler: Odin and Griselda]]. The former literally embraces the latter's ghost in death, finding solace in that they will at least be reunited.



** Gwendolyn visits it in the final stage, to [[spoiler:free Oswald from Odette's clutches.]]

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** Gwendolyn visits it in the final stage, to [[spoiler:free [[spoiler: free Oswald from Odette's clutches.]]



** Oswald is sent there twice. The Halja take him when he's cursing Melvin's betrayal and when he's heartbroken by [[spoiler:Gwendolyn's seeming rejection of his feelings.]]
** Velvet goes down there with Skuldi to see [[spoiler:King Gallon]] and learn more about the Psalms foretelling Armageddon.

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** Oswald is sent there twice. The Halja take him when he's cursing Melvin's betrayal and when he's heartbroken by [[spoiler:Gwendolyn's [[spoiler: Gwendolyn's seeming rejection of his feelings.]]
** Velvet goes down there with Skuldi to see [[spoiler:King [[spoiler: King Gallon]] and learn more about the Psalms foretelling Armageddon.



* WingsDoNothing: Male Fairies have purely decorative wings. Justified; Their wings are puny and they wear heavy plate armor. Female Fairies wear no armor and have bigger wings, so they can fly.

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* WingsDoNothing: Male Fairies have purely decorative wings. Justified; Their their wings are puny and they wear heavy plate armor. Female Fairies wear no armor and have bigger wings, so they can fly.



-->[[spoiler:'''Myris''': Whose wish was this? [...] [[LampshadeHanging This... this is a terrible ending...]]]]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Myris''': -->[[spoiler: '''Myris''': Whose wish was this? [...] [[LampshadeHanging This... this This is a terrible ending...]]]]
11th Feb '17 2:59:14 PM Perentie
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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: Mercedes' story. Faced with the collapse of her kingdom in the face of all-out war against the Aesir, Mercedes [[ComingOfAgeStory overcomes her own immaturity and nervousness]], rallies her kingdom, reforges her mother's sacred weapon and defeats the Demon Lord in single combat, securing the cauldron and negotiating a peace treaty for her country. Along the way, finds her OneTrueLove, who promises that they will one day meet again. All quite rousing... Then we get to the Book of Armageddon and see that, almost immediately afterwards, the Fairy Kingdom was destroyed and her people slaughtered by the Fire Kingdom, Ingway gets killed before Mercedes can ever see him again, and she quickly joins him after a [[MutualKill battle to the death against Onyx]]. Turns out just about everything that happened in the Fairyland book was for naught.
** Mitigated slightly in the final unlocked scene of the game, a still image indicating that Mercedes became a literal world tree and her and Ingway are together in death somehow deep within her roots.]]

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: Mercedes' story. Faced with the collapse of her kingdom in the face of all-out war against the Aesir, Mercedes [[ComingOfAgeStory overcomes her own immaturity and nervousness]], rallies her kingdom, reforges her mother's sacred weapon and defeats the Demon Lord in single combat, securing the cauldron and negotiating a peace treaty for her country. Along the way, finds her OneTrueLove, who promises that they will one day meet again. All quite rousing... Then we get to the Book of Armageddon and see that, almost immediately afterwards, the Fairy Kingdom was destroyed and her people slaughtered by the Fire Kingdom, Ingway gets killed before Mercedes can ever see him again, and she quickly joins him after a [[MutualKill battle to the death against Onyx]]. Turns out just about everything that happened in the Fairyland book was for naught.
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naught. Mitigated slightly in the final unlocked scene of the game, a still image indicating that Mercedes became a literal world tree and her and Ingway are together in death somehow deep within her roots.]]
11th Feb '17 2:58:36 PM Perentie
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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: Mercedes' story. Faced with the collapse of her kingdom in the face of all-out war against the Aesir, Mercedes [[ComingOfAgeStory overcomes her own immaturity and nervousness]], rallies her kingdom, reforges her mother's sacred weapon and defeats the Demon Lord in single combat, securing the cauldron and negotiating a peace treaty for her country. Along the way, finds her OneTrueLove, who promises that they will one day meet again. All quite rousing... Then we get to the Book of Armageddon and see that, almost immediately afterwards, the Fairy Kingdom was destroyed and her people slaughtered by the Fire Kingdom, Ingway gets killed before Mercedes can ever see him again, and she quickly joins him after a [[MutualKill battle to the death against Onyx]]. Turns out just about everything that happened in the Fairyland book was for naught.]]

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: Mercedes' story. Faced with the collapse of her kingdom in the face of all-out war against the Aesir, Mercedes [[ComingOfAgeStory overcomes her own immaturity and nervousness]], rallies her kingdom, reforges her mother's sacred weapon and defeats the Demon Lord in single combat, securing the cauldron and negotiating a peace treaty for her country. Along the way, finds her OneTrueLove, who promises that they will one day meet again. All quite rousing... Then we get to the Book of Armageddon and see that, almost immediately afterwards, the Fairy Kingdom was destroyed and her people slaughtered by the Fire Kingdom, Ingway gets killed before Mercedes can ever see him again, and she quickly joins him after a [[MutualKill battle to the death against Onyx]]. Turns out just about everything that happened in the Fairyland book was for naught.naught.
** Mitigated slightly in the final unlocked scene of the game, a still image indicating that Mercedes became a literal world tree and her and Ingway are together in death somehow deep within her roots.
]]
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